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  • What happens to bonds when everyone aims to sell? Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 4:25 PM ET

    NEW YORK— If bonds start to tumble, should I sell my bond mutual fund? It's a question investors are asking as expectations rise for a more volatile bond market. Inventories of investment-grade and high-yield bonds at Wall Street banks and other primary dealers are now just 20 percent of where they were in 2007, according to State Street Global Advisors.

  • AP Top Financial News At 8:03 a.m. EDT Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 8:03 AM ET

    Deere takes a hit as farm economy weakens Ahead of the Bell: US Retail Sales Ahead of the Bell: US business inventories Entrepreneurship the answer for some with autism Stocks mostly higher, Japan shrugs off GDP drop Greek economy contracts at slowest rate since 2008 Deadline to clear up health law eligibility near Decision could boost use of popular weed killer Games, WeChat boost Tencent profit to $949 million Like stocks, junk bonds show investor jitters

  • AP Top Financial News At 7:41 a.m. EDT Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 7:41 AM ET

    Deere 3 Q profit falls as equipment sales decline Ahead of the Bell: US Retail Sales Ahead of the Bell: US business inventories Entrepreneurship the answer for some with autism Stocks mostly higher, Japan shrugs off GDP drop Greek economy contracts at slowest rate since 2008 Deadline to clear up health law eligibility near Decision could boost use of popular weed killer Games, WeChat boost Tencent profit to $949 million Like stocks, junk bonds show investor jitters

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 7:20 a.m. EDT Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 7:20 AM ET

    US retail sales likely increased at modest pace in July, suggesting consumers remain cautious US business inventories expected to show gain in June People with autism find purpose, income and joy by starting their own small businesses World stock markets mostly higher but geopolitical risks hover in background Pace of Greek recession slows to lowest in nearly 6 years, at 0.2 percent in 2nd quarter Consumers with immigration issues must act by Sept. 5 to avoid losing health law coverage EPA to decide whether to boost the use of popular weed killer 2,4- D Tencent, Chinese operator of games and WeChat message service, says profit up 59 percent Like stocks, junk bonds show investor jitters after yields fall to record lows Despite modest UK growth upgrade, Bank of England cautions over subdued wage growth

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 1:26 a.m. EDT Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 1:26 AM ET

    Asian stocks cautious on global uncertainties, weak Japan growth Like stocks, junk bonds show investor jitters after yields fall to record lows Wal-Mart uses a test-and-learn approach to rolling out new products and services GM says China joint venture responded to information requests by anti-monopoly regulators Apple's diversity numbers show most US tech jobs held by white and Asian men, mirroring peers US budget deficit through 10 months totals $460.5 billion, 24.2 percent below last year US employers advertised 4.67 million job openings in June, most since February 2001 Japan economy shrinks as tax hike hammers spending in worst contraction since tsunami disaster Fitch gives negative outlook Dean Foods, citing raw milk costs that led to 2nd- quarter loss FDA approves device that can preserve lungs for hours outside the body

  • AP Top Financial News At 1 a.m. EDT Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    Asia stocks drift as Iraq, Ukraine tensions simmer Like stocks, junk bonds show investor jitters Wal-Mart: Try, try again Apple's tech jobs held mostly by white, Asian men US budget deficit running 24.2 percent below 2013 US job openings in June hit 13- year-plus high Japan's economy shrinks as tax hike hits spending Fitch lowers outlook on Dean Foods, citing costs FDA approves lung preservation machine Airport tests new way to avoid deadly bird strikes

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 12:53 a.m. EDT Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 12:53 AM ET

    Asian stocks cautious on global uncertainties, weak Japan growth Like stocks, junk bonds show investor jitters after yields fall to record lows Wal-Mart uses a test-and-learn approach to rolling out new products and services Apple's diversity numbers show most US tech jobs held by white and Asian men, mirroring peers US budget deficit through 10 months totals $460.5 billion, 24.2 percent below last year US employers advertised 4.67 million job openings in June, most since February 2001 Japan's economy shrinks April-June as tax raise slams private spending amid revival efforts Fitch gives negative outlook Dean Foods, citing raw milk costs that led to 2nd- quarter loss FDA approves device that can preserve lungs for hours outside the body Mild goose chase: 1 Ohio airport's creative experiment to ensure birds, planes don't collide

  • AP Top Financial News At 10:49 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 10:49 PM ET

    US stocks fall as geopolitical risks remain Like stocks, junk bonds show investor jitters Wal-Mart: Try, try again Apple's tech jobs held mostly by white, Asian men US budget deficit running 24.2 percent below 2013 US job openings in June hit 13- year-plus high Japan's economy shrinks April-June on tax raise Fitch lowers outlook on Dean Foods, citing costs FDA approves lung preservation machine Airport tests new way to avoid deadly bird strikes

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 10:49 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 10:49 PM ET

    Stock market slips as geopolitical tensions show signs of putting pressure on economic growth Like stocks, junk bonds show investor jitters after yields fall to record lows Wal-Mart uses a test-and-learn approach to rolling out new products and services Apple's diversity numbers show most US tech jobs held by white and Asian men, mirroring peers US budget deficit through 10 months totals $460.5 billion, 24.2 percent below last year US employers advertised 4.67 million job openings in June, most since February 2001 Japan's economy shrinks April-June as tax raise slams private spending amid revival efforts Fitch gives negative outlook Dean Foods, citing raw milk costs that led to 2nd- quarter loss FDA approves device that can preserve lungs for hours outside the body Mild goose chase: 1 Ohio airport's creative experiment to ensure birds, planes don't collide

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 9:16 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 9:16 PM ET

    Stock market slips as geopolitical tensions show signs of putting pressure on economic growth Like stocks, junk bonds show investor jitters after yields fall to record lows Wal-Mart uses a test-and-learn approach to rolling out new products and services Apple's diversity numbers show most US tech jobs held by white and Asian men, mirroring peers US budget deficit through 10 months totals $460.5 billion, 24.2 percent below last year US employers advertised 4.67 million job openings in June, most since February 2001 Japan's economy shrinks April-June as tax raise slams private spending amid revival efforts Fitch gives negative outlook Dean Foods, citing raw milk costs that led to 2nd- quarter loss FDA approves device that can preserve lungs for hours outside the body Mild goose chase: 1 Ohio airport's creative experiment to ensure birds, planes don't collide

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 8:39 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 8:39 PM ET

    Stock market slips as geopolitical tensions show signs of putting pressure on economic growth Like stocks, junk bonds show investor jitters after yields fall to record lows Wal-Mart uses a test-and-learn approach to rolling out new products and services Apple's diversity numbers show most US tech jobs held by white and Asian men, mirroring peers US budget deficit through 10 months totals $460.5 billion, 24.2 percent below last year US employers advertised 4.67 million job openings in June, most since February 2001 Japan's economy shrinks April-June as tax raise slams private spending amid revival efforts Fitch gives negative outlook Dean Foods, citing raw milk costs that led to 2nd- quarter loss FDA approves device that can preserve lungs for hours outside the body Mild goose chase: 1 Ohio airport's creative experiment to ensure birds, planes don't collide

  • AP Top Financial News At 6:21 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 6:21 PM ET

    US stocks fall as geopolitical risks remain Like stocks, junk bonds show investor jitters Wal-Mart: Try, try again Apple's tech jobs held mostly by white, Asian men US budget deficit running 24.2 percent below 2013 US job openings in June hit 13- year-plus high Fitch lowers outlook on Dean Foods, citing costs FDA approves lung preservation machine Airport tests new way to avoid deadly bird strikes Flooding slows production at Detroit automakers

  • AP Top Financial News At 3:07 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 3:07 PM ET

    US budget deficit running 24.2 percent below 2013 US stocks fall as geopolitical risks remain Like stocks, junk bonds show investor jitters US job openings in June hit 13- year-plus high Apple's tech jobs held mostly by white, Asian men Wal-Mart: Try, try again FDA approves lung preservation machine Airport tests new way to avoid deadly bird strikes Flooding slows production at Detroit automakers Atlantic City's Revel Casino to close in September

  • AP Top Financial News At 2:04 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 2:04 PM ET

    US budget deficit running 24.2 percent below 2013 US stocks fall slightly in quiet trade Like stocks, junk bonds show investor jitters US job openings in June hit 13- year-plus high Apple's tech jobs held mostly by white, Asian men Wal-Mart: Try, try again Airport tests new way to avoid deadly bird strikes Flooding slows production at Detroit automakers Atlantic City's Revel Casino to close in September Kate Spade stock falls on sales growth concerns

  • Like stocks, junk bonds show investor jitters Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 11:54 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The stock market isn't the only place that's been signaling jitters among investors. The $2.3 trillion market for risky U.S. corporate debt has also been under pressure. A five-year rally in junk bonds abruptly stalled last month.

  • What's driving low yield in US     Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 10:48 AM ET

    Jeff Rosenberg, BlackRock chief investment strategist for fixed income, discusses investing in Treasurys versus stocks and weighs in on the junk bonds selloff.

  • Why Wall Street is going back into junk Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 4:45 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York.

    Wall Street is dipping back in to the junk bond market after the rout in high-yield corporates resulted in record outflows just a week ago.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 8- Investors worldwide pulled a record $11.4 billion out of high-yield junk bond funds and bailed out of stock funds at the most frantic pace in six months in the week ended Aug. 6, data from a Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research report showed on Friday.

  • *Areva's BBB- long term rating just one notch above junk. *Areva earnings guidance not in line with S&P assumptions. PARIS, Aug 7- French nuclear group Areva could find its investment grade credit rating under threat after warning of lower sales last week, which upset the assumptions of the only agency that rates its debt.

  • Junk bonds tumble, fears emerge     Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 1:01 PM ET

    CNBC's Kate Kelly reports the fall in junk bonds is raising questions about the health of equities.